We headed out on our adventure…first you have to get out of Minnesota. We chose a different travel path. OH I hate the traffic through Minneapolis/St. Paul. At one time my Map Reader and the Garmin were at odds and I have no idea where we were except there were lots of lanes of traffic and I was on some road that I should never have encountered. All was well…we only went an hour out of our way.
We have both been as far south and east in Minnesota as Red Wing…neither of us had been further south than that along the Mississippi River. Minnesota Bluff country! We were a little late for the leaves…but they must have been beautiful!
We have some friends who are thinking of moving to Lake City and I can see why…such a pretty area but real touristy in the summer.
We knew that we were early to see the Bald Eagles on the river, but we stopped anyway.
There are three turn outs where you can view the river/lake. A young gentleman came along, he lives just down the road and had his binoculars along. There were some diving ducks down on the water. He encouraged us to come back in February and to visit the Eagle Center….and so I will put that on my bucket list.
Chance at Lake Pepin
Although he was on leash he got into some burrs…it took me a long time to get them picked out of his fur.
The area of the Mississippi River between Red Wing and Wabasha (Wa BA shaw) is a wide area of the river and it is called Lake Pepin.
We passed right near Wabasha (of Grumpy Old men fame) and headed to Kellogg Minnesota.